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Brushing & Flossing

Effective and thorough tooth brushing removes plaque and food particles from tooth surfaces.
There are many acceptable toothbrushing methods.

Here is once effective method:

1. Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle (tilt) to the gums. 2. Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes. 3. Brush the inner (tongue side) and outer tooth surfaces.
4. Brush the chewing surfaces. 5. Brush the inside of the front teeth. 6. Brush your tongue, too.

Follow this procedure for a recommended 2 minutes, in the morning and before you go to bed. Flossing is also recommended for optimal cleaning between your teeth.

Flossing Even if you brush every day, decay-causing bacteria still lingers between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. One way to remove hard-to-reach plaque is with dental floss. Flossing removes plaque and food particles between teeth. Here is one effective method: